Senior Analyst


Contemporary Iraqi Politics and Economy, Kurdish Issue

After obtaining B.A. degree from Osaka University of Foreign Studies, YOSHIOKA Akiko joined JIME Center in 1999. She was a visiting researcher in the Gulf Research Centre in Dubai in 2007. The fields of her research interests are contemporary Iraqi politics and energy, especially after 2003. Currently she is working on the theme of post-conflict nation building in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan. Her publications include; “The Cold Relationship between Arab States and Iraq during the Transitional Phase after the Iraq War: From the Perspective of the Transformation in Security Circumstances and Arabism” (2008), “The shifting balance of power in Iraqi Kurdistan: The Struggle for democracy with Uninstitutionalized governance” (2015)

2013 Senior Researcher, JIME Center, IEEJ
2007 Gulf Research Center
2005 Researcher, JIME Center, IEEJ
Academic Professional Career
  • Lecturer for “Middle Eastern Studies Eand “Middle East Economy Eat Takushoku University (2005-2006)
Other Major Professional Career
  • Appointed as a member of
    • JIIA (2015-)
    • JIIA (2013-2014)
    • JOGMEC (2006-)
    • IDE (2007)
    • NIHU Program: Islamic Area Studies (2006-)
    • PEC (2005-2006)